Weightlifting Shoes for Kettlebell Sport Athletes (Are they needed?) – 006 – Kettlebell Sport Science

Weightlifting Shoes for Kettlebell Sport Athletes (Are they needed?) – 006 – Kettlebell Sport Science

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Picture this.  You just started kettlebell sport.  You buy the kettlebells, a 5-year supply of chalk and the weightlifting shoes.  But do you really understand the reason WHY the weightlifting shoes are needed?

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What weightlifting shoes do
  • How to assess your own ankle mobility
  • Determine if weightlifting shoes may be useful for you

 

Dr. Eric St-Onge

Dr. Eric St-Onge graduated with a B.Sc. (Hon) from McMaster University, and subsequently obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Dr. St-Onge understands that there is no single method that will treat all injuries and movement dysfunctions. This is why he uses an integrative approach to care. A lifelong learner, he is determined to make the best decisions for his patients for the best outcomes. He recently completed a 2-year intensive post-graduate Sports Sciences fellowship at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. St-Onge competed internationally in Kettlebell Sport, a form of weightlifting. He has also achieved the North American record in one of the events. Dr. St-Onge has endured sport injuries himself and understands the physical and emotional strain that come along with it. He abides by the rule that the best way to treat an injury is to prevent it all together.
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